Who hasn't resolved to "travel more" in new year? It's a big world out there and everyone should strive to see as much of it as possible. Travel broadens the mind, after all. But you don't want to be traipsing the same streets as everyone else—that would make for a pretty boring social media feed, wouldn't it? Take the road less travelled this year with Lightfoot Travel's suggestions of the most underrated destinations.
It takes more than an earthquake to deter visitors from vacationing in this beautiful landlocked country. Explore the mountains of Pokhara to hike the Annapura Range, or continue on to the Western Terai plains for some bird watching, boating safaris, forest walks or elephant encounters. Experience a new sense of raw beauty as you travel in the shadow of the Himalayas.
The Arctic Circle
A journey to the ends of the earth is exactly what’s in store when you sojourn into the Arctic Circle, along with biting winds, freezing temperatures and of course, breathtaking views. Navigate around the ice floes and glaciers by cruise and spend your days in search of wildlife and the famed beauty of the Northern Lights.
The wondrous landscape and vibrant atmosphere of Sri Lanka are captivating enough, but you may not know that their popular travel destinations also include various romantic hotspots like the misty tea plantations, historical sites and Yala National Park. Keep these in mind for your next trip with your partner.
Namibia is a whole new world of hauntingly beautiful landscapes, diverse culture and rich African wildlife. Much adventure awaits you in this underrated country: hot air balloon rides, rhinoceros tracking, desert flying safaris and the list goes on.
Its sheer size makes South Africa worthy of several visits in one’s lifetime. This beautiful country also emerged as luxury travellers’ number 1 family destination, as it offers a combination of education and adventure. Recommended travel spots range from visiting the Two Oceans Aquarium on the Cape Town waterfront to experiencing the Big Five at the Madikwe Game Reserve.
From the bustling streets of vibrant Bogota to the lush green coffee plantations in Cocora Valley and the walled town of Cartagena on the unspoiled Caribbean coast, the sights, sounds and smells of Colombia make it a travel destination like no other.
This article was originally published on Singapore Tatler.